Now open for lunch, dinner, delivery and take away Monday to Saturday.

Covid certified compliant Restaurant and Caterers

Welcome to Ochre Restaurant

Cairns dining at its best

Ochre Restaurant is the most highly awarded restaurant and catering company in Cairns.
Ochre Catering delivers quality functions throughout North Queensland for conferences, corporate events, weddings and special occasions around Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove.


Trading hours

Open Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays from 23 May 21)
Restaurant + Delivery & take away
Lunch 11.30am to 3pm
Tapas 3pm to 5.30pm
Dinner 5.30pm to 9.30pm


Can’t wait to see you all here!

Call now: +61 7 40510100

Covid Safe Plan in Place

Dear Customer

If you have a sore throat, fever or headache relating to any Flu like symptom please stay at home.

Temperature checks can be used on arrival.

Please practice social distancing on arrival at the restaurant.

We are Covid Compliant Caterers

Post Covid its important to protect your guests - choose a licensed and insured caterer that has an approved covid safety checklist.

Ochre Catering ticks all the boxes. 

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Ochre Home Delivery

Dine in style at home.


Dining at Ochre Restaurant is like a virtual tour through the culinary delights of Australia. With a dedication to local produce and experience like no other in crafting native foraged ingredients into modern exciting cuisine, Ochre Restaurant offers a range of exquisite dishes, specialising in sustainable Australian regional produce, for tourists and locals alike.



Ochre Catering has a clear focus on providing the best concept catering in North Queensland, with some amazing themed events and functions under our belt, we are looking forward to assisting event planners in creating a unique event that will provide delegates and participants with a truly memorable experience.



Ochre Restaurant and Catering has extensive experience in providing quality wedding catering and wedding planning services, our attention to detail is faultless, service friendly and professional, and assistance in planning your special day practical and efficient. We cater to an average of 40 weddings per year.


The Team Leaders


The Boss

Since opening Ochre in 1994, owner, director and chef Craig Squire has been dedicated to creating the ultimate Modern Australia food experience – from opening his first restaurant at just 21 years of age, with a loan from his uncle, to an international restaurant consultant in demand across the globe. Craig loves the new location and looks forward to welcoming you.


General Manager

General Manager Carley leads by example, dedicated and hard working she is constantly striving for the best in service and guest experience.Contact her for your wedding and restaurant enquiries.


Head Chef

Passionate and creative, Luis loves his food nearly as much as his daughter. A great leader for our tight kitchen team Luis started in 2005 as a young cook after completing his apprenticeship. A few years off for travel he came back with a commitment to leading and training. Proud of his Chilean heritage but very much an Aussie, Pity his footy team (Carlton) are so hopeless.